Problems after upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sun Jul 25 10:21:25 UTC 2010

On 25/07/10 20:04, Sam Przyswa wrote:
> Le 24/07/2010 19:01, vikash agrawal a écrit :
>> i would suggest go for fresh install instead of upgrading!!!
> Ok but unfortunately the 10.04 CD doesn't work on my laptop, it begin to
> boot and freeze, I have this problem on several machines.
> It seems a kernel problem as I said in my post.
> Sam.

I was installing Lucid on my wife's computer a few days ago - I couldn't 
do it, the CD would start to boot but when it came to actually "firing 
up" Ubuntu itself to get the first menu which asks you if you want to 
try it out or to install it....nada. Nothing. Zilch. Showed me the 
two-fingered salute several times.

The reason?

It was the second HD which I was using in the installation - a 160GB 
Seagate which was manufactured in China[1]. I took it out, replaced it 
with another HD and Ubuntu was installed without any further hassles.

[1] Another identical 160GB Seagate but manufactured in Thailand works 
perfectly - but this one made in China is a door stop. {I always buy HDs 
as a matched pair - one for the OS and the other for /Data and backups}.


A man kept complaining about not having shoes to wear - until he saw a man with no legs.

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